On the wings of light declining
Sinks the westering sun to sleep:
Lord, alike in dark or shining,
Thy pure eyes their vigil keep.
Let Thy light, which faileth never,
Round me shine, though day depart;
And, though night prevaileth, ever
Flood the chambers of my heart.
Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >
Display Title: On the wings of light decliningFirst Line: On the wings of light decliningTune Title: LIGHT DECLININGAuthor: Bishop C. Venn Pilcher; Páll JónssonMeter: 8 7. 8 3.Date: 1939Subject: At Close of Day | ; Evening |Source: Icelandic